37 results

Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system

Journal Article
Moncaster, A., Pomponi, F., Symons, K., & Guthrie, P. (2018)
Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system. Energy and Buildings, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.05.039
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is increasingly used as an early-stage design-decision tool to support choices of structural system. However LCA modellers must first make numerous...

Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2018)
Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK. Procedia CIRP, 69, 189-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.10.007
The circular economy has set out a new paradigm for a much needed shift from eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness. Buildings are top contributor globally for resource use and w...

Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design

Journal Article
D’Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2018)
Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design. Energy and Buildings, 168, 236-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.03.031
Building structures often represent the element with the largest mass in a building project, with significant effects on the buildings life cycle environmental impacts. Amongs...

Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Moncaster, A., & De Wolf, C. (2018)
Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project. Energy and Buildings, 167, 177-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.052
In order to meet the mid-century carbon reduction targets and to mitigate climate change and global warming it is imperative that embodied greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions in...

Embodied and Life Cycle Carbon Assessment of Buildings in Latin America: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions

Book Chapter
Pomponi, F., & Campos, L. M. (2018)
Embodied and Life Cycle Carbon Assessment of Buildings in Latin America: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions. In F. Pomponi, C. De Wolf, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), Embodied Carbon in Buildings (483-503). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72796-7_22
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art on embodied carbon and life cycle assessment (LCA) of buildings in the context of Latin America. It revi...

Hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) will likely yield more accurate results than process-based LCA

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & Lenzen, M. (2017)
Hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) will likely yield more accurate results than process-based LCA. Journal of Cleaner Production, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.119
We analyse the comparative investigation into truncation vs. aggregation errors of process-based and hybrid LCA by Yang et al. 2017. We analyse the validity of their findings ...

So much for COP23 – there’s a whole class of carbon emissions we’re totally ignoring

Other
Pomponi, F. (2017)
So much for COP23 – there’s a whole class of carbon emissions we’re totally ignoring
Article published on 'The Conversation' on embodied carbon of buildings.

Holistic study of a timber double skin façade: Whole life carbon emissions and structural optimisation

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2017)
Holistic study of a timber double skin façade: Whole life carbon emissions and structural optimisation. Building and Environment, 124, 42-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.07.046
The upkeep of existing buildings has a great role to play in reducing the carbon emissions of the built environ-ment. Façade upgrade represents one of the most effective inter...

Briefing: Embodied carbon dioxide assessment in buildings: guidance and gaps

Journal Article
Giesekam, J., & Pomponi, F. (2017)
Briefing: Embodied carbon dioxide assessment in buildings: guidance and gaps. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.17.00032
The construction industry, through its activities and supply chains as well as the operation of the assets that it creates, is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emi...

Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A., & Smith, S. (2017)
Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume III
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
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Phase I: Innovation and commercialisation of homegrown wood fibre insulation

2021 - 2022
A project that seeks to outline the innovation and commercial use of natural fibre insulation products in the UK. It will be based on a gap analysis of products that are currently available from natu...
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £37,961

SHELTERs: Sustainable Homes Enabling the Long Term Empowerment of Refugees

2020 - 2024
This project addresses this major moral, humanitarian, and knowledge gap by following on from a highly successful seed-funded project, which developed—through participatory design and interdisciplinar...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £299,712

Circular design of emergency sheltering for Africa: a holistic approach

2018 - 2019
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Emergency sheltering always sets out with the best ...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £38,887

Energystore Interface Voucher

2018 - 2018
To investigate and develop EPS bead insulation infill for thermal-acoustic compatibility on separating walls
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £6,800

Informational Database for Sustainable and Energy Efficient materials in sub-Saharan Africa

2018 - 2019
The population in Africa is growing rapidly, and thus the urbanization is accelerated. The need for detailed information on the performance of materials is a crucial part of the decision-making proces...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering